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Founder of Pure Reflections

Our Story


Where I live today with my husband and 6 children, we are surrounded by green pastures and all the very best that nature brings to us. After finishing school I completed an apprenticeship in funeral directing and embalming. I was so passionate about the funeral service industry that I went to America at 19 years old and completed a degree and professional training in Mortuary Science. During my time in the United States, I began to research sustainable methods for burial and cremation. I was in search of an end-of-life choice that was greener and more sustainable than the options available. I discovered Resomation, also known as Water Cremation, Aquamation or Alkaline Hydrolysis. I then began the very challenging journey to bring Resomation to Ireland. The innovation and technology that would provide a more eco-friendly, safe, and gentle alternative to flame cremation or burial.

Elizabeth Oakes interview on the Tommy Tiernan Show

"People spend a year organizing and getting ready for their wedding, where two hundred people might see them. Yet when you're dead, you have nothing prepared and there could be two thousand people coming to view you... So it's a huge privilege for me to give the person my time and to be able to look after them the way I would look after my own."

Elizabeth Oakes -  

Our Team

At Pure Reflections, we are a group of like-minded individuals who are open, warm, compassionate and very comfortable talking about death and dying. We have all experienced death in our own lives and born extreme grief, not to mention the overwhelming feeling when asked to make decisions and choices on behalf of a loved one who has just died. 


We understand and have experienced how grief presents itself in many different ways. Be assured, at Pure Reflections we will support you and your family during your time of loss and sadness. We conduct the Resomation in our Resomarium in Navan, Co.Meath

Pure Reflections Team

At Pure Reflections, we are independent of any formal church or religion but we respect all values and beliefs.

We commit to delivering on your final end-of-life wishes and our promise to you is that your final journey will be 'Your Journey,  Your Way'.

Our Resomarium

Pure Reflections Resomarium

We are located in Navan Co. Meath providing a service to all of Ireland. Everyone is welcome to our Resomarium, we believe in an open transparent service to all. 

Pure Reflections Urns

We are very proud to have partnered with award-winning Irish suppliers for all our Urns and products. Inspiration for the designs and cascading colours came from the history and heritage of County Meath and the ever-changing direction of our own life’s journey.

Elizabeth Oakes with Meath County Enterprise Board

Thank you to Everyone who has been with us on this journey so far and supporting us with the launch of Pure Reflections. We have started as we intend to continue, to be the best. Congratulations to Elizabeth on the most recent accolade  for emerging business woman presented by the Meath County Enterprise Board. 

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